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Kanye West calls out liberals for ‘one of the most racist things’: ‘Institutionalized racism’

Rapper Kanye West is calling out liberals for what he says is “one of the most racist things.”

What did West say?

Speaking with Joe Rogan on his podcast, “The Joe Rogan Experience,” West said the attitude Democrats hold toward the black community — assuming they have the black vote in the bag or only catering to the black community when they need their vote — “is one of the most racist things.”

According to West, Democrats often subtly communicate they think that black voters cannot think for themselves.

“One of the most racist things that liberals who pride themselves on not being racist have said to me is, like, ‘You’re going to split the black vote.’ And that makes it seem like black people can’t make decisions for ourselves,” West told Rogan.

“Liberals literally make it seem like only black people will vote for me. Think about that statement! The nuance of institutionalized racism,” West added.

“They just have a place where no one has really been able to embrace the idea of blacks not being in a bloc and staying in one place,” he continued.

Earlier in the podcast, West said that “liberal elites” have accused him of being a “pawn” for the Republican Party.

But according to West, turning black people into “pawns” is a tactic employed by liberals.

“Democrats do create black pawns, they do have celebrities that they’ll sit down and meet with and say, you’re going to be an advocate for the Democratic Party,” West explained.

West’s comments begin around the 1:48:10 mark:


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Any recent examples?

Unfortunately, there have been two recent prominent examples demonstrating what West told Rogan.

Earlier this summer, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden incited controversy after telling hip-hop radio host Charlamagne Tha God that black people aren’t really black if they don’t vote for him, a Democrat.

“Well, I’ll tell you what: If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black,” Biden said.

Then, just last week, liberal comedian Chelsea Handler scolded rapper 50 Cent, whom she once dated, for seemingly supporting President Donald Trump over the fact that Biden’s tax plan would raise taxes on wealthy Americans like 50 Cent, whose real name is Curtis Jackson.

I had to remind him that he was a black person, so he can’t vote for Donald Trump and that he shouldn’t be influencing an entire swath of people who may listen to him because he’s worried about his own personal pocketbook,” Handler told Jimmy Fallon.

Jackson has since appeared to recant his support for Trump.

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NY Times circulates false claim about woman fired over viral Central Park racism video

Amy Cooper’s world was turned upside down in May when she, a white woman, called the police on Christian Cooper, a black man, in Central Park. Amy Cooper was walking her dog without a leash in a section of the park that requires animals to be leashed. Amy Cooper told police that her life was being threatened, but video evidence proved that was not true.

The story was immediately thrust into the national spotlight as yet another instance of blatant racism. Amy Cooper was eventually fired from her job.

But she found herself back in the news last week following a new story from the New York Times.

What did the Times report?

The Times reported that Amy Cooper called police not just once, but twice, to claim that Christian Cooper was threatening her life.

In a story titled, “Amy Cooper Falsely Accused Black Bird-Watcher in 2nd 911 Conversation,” the so-called “newspaper of record” reported:

Amy Cooper, the white woman who called the police on a Black bird-watcher in Central Park, had a second, previously unreported conversation with a 911 dispatcher in which she falsely claimed that the man tried to assault her, a prosecutor said on Wednesday.

“The defendant twice reported that an African-American man was putting her in danger, first by stating that he was threatening her and her dog, and then in a second call indicating that he tried to assault her in the Ramble area of the park,” Joan Illuzzi, a senior prosecutor, said.

The story came the same day as the explosive story about Hunter Biden in the New York Post. And as was noted on social media, because of the Times’ story, “Amy Cooper” trended on Twitter — not Hunter Biden.

But, as it turned out, the Times’ story was incorrect.

What’s the truth?

Although it was easily provable by watching the video of Amy Cooper that went viral, Cooper did not, as the Times’ claimed, call police twice to report that Christian Cooper was threatening her life.

In fact, the second call between Amy Cooper and police was initiated by a 911 dispatcher.

An editor’s note at the top of the Times’ story now reads, “Editors’ note: The New York Times and several other news organizations originally reported on Wednesday that Ms. Cooper made a second call to 911, citing courtroom statements. But on Friday, people familiar with the case clarified that the second call had actually been made by a 911 dispatcher who called Ms. Cooper back. This story has been updated to reflect that new information.”

However, the Times did not update the headline of the story, nor did it delete social media posts that reported the false information, leading to new scorn against Cooper.

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Barbie has a very difficult conversation with her black doll friend about racism she experienced in video about white privilege

Mattel published a video for their Barbie franchise featuring the cartoon version of the doll having a very difficult discussion about the racist experiences of her black doll friend, Nikki.

The video was posted to the official Barbie YouTube page on Wednesday.

“There is a huge movement going on,” Barbie said.

“Millions of people across the world are standing up to fight against racism, and they’re doing this because too often and for such a long time, people have been treated unfairly, and in some cases even hurt by others, because of the color of their skin,” she explained helpfully.

Barbie encouraged Nikki to explain the racism she faced as a black doll in modern day America.

“Barbie and I had a sticker-selling contest on the beach last month. We split up and went our separate directions to see who could sell the most. While I was on the boardwalk, beach security stopped me three times. The security officer thought I was doing something bad, even though I was doing exactly the same thing that you were doing,” Nikki claimed.

“And remember when we were going to join that French honor club at school? Well, I made a perfect score on the entrance test, but when the teacher, who didn’t know me at all, gave me my results, he told me I only did well because I got lucky. He said he knew I couldn’t speak French that well!” Nikki said.

Barbie expressed shock at the story.

“What? You speak French better than all of us! Why didn’t you stay in the club to prove him wrong?” asked Barbie.

“I don’t want to constantly prove and reprove myself,” said Nikki.

Barbie goes on to give what appears to be a definition of white privilege.

“That means that white people get an advantage that they didn’t earn, and black people get a disadvantage that they don’t deserve!” said Barbie.

“When we don’t say anything, we’re just letting it continue!” said Barbie.

In their glowing article about the video, USA Today claimed the video had gone viral without noting that the Barbie YouTube page had nearly 10 million subscribers, while the video had only garnered 247,000 views. Other videos on the page, like the one entitled, “MERMAID SPARKLE SLIME!” garnered more than 625,000 views.

Comments were also turned off for the propaganda video.

Here’s the Barbie video of Nikki talking about doll racism:


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Emmy-nominated sports reporter fired after he called GOP Sen. Tim Scott an ‘Uncle Tom’

A TV sports reporter was fired on Wednesday after he called Republican Sen. Tim Scott (S.C.) an “Uncle Tom.”

Fred Gerteiny, a sports reporter for the News 12 Connecticut network, wrote the racial slur in a since-deleted post on Twitter. Gerteiny replied to a tweet by The Hill’s Twitter account that linked to an article about Scott commenting on President Donald Trump’s remarks during the first presidential debate regarding the Proud Boys.

Gerteiny wrote, “Thanks Uncle Tom,” in the now-deleted tweet.

On Wednesday, Gerteiny issued an apology on his Twitter account, which has since been deleted.

“Earlier today, I tweeted a racially insensitive comment, when I referred to @SenatorTimScott as an ‘Uncle Tom.’ I apologize to the Senator, my colleagues @News12CT, and anyone else I may have offended with this deeply offensive tweet,” Gerteiny wrote.

Gerteiny, who is white, claimed that he also “wrote an email to Senator Scott” to apologize for the comment.

Gerteiny was fired by News 12 Connecticut for the “racially insensitive comment” on Wednesday.

“News 12 Connecticut learned on Wednesday afternoon that one of its anchors acted inappropriately on social media. After reviewing the incident, the network released sports reporter, Fred Gerteiny, as a result of a racially insensitive comment,” News 12 Connecticut said in a statement. “News 12 Networks has a zero tolerance policy for racism or improper conduct based on race, and prides itself on being an objective and unbiased multi-platform news company.”

Gerteiny’s profile has been scrubbed from the News 12 Connecticut website.

An “Uncle Tom,” is a “Black person, especially a man, considered by other Black people to be subservient to or to curry favor with white people,” according to the definition provided by Dictionary.com.

Scott told reporters on Wednesday that he believed President Trump “misspoke” during the presidential debate.

“White supremacy should be denounced at every turn,” Scott said. “I think the president misspoke, and he needs to correct it. If he doesn’t correct it, I guess he didn’t misspeak.”

President Trump has since clarified his comments from Tuesday’s debate. On Wednesday, President Trump said he didn’t know who the Proud Boys are and noted that the group should “stand down and let law enforcement do its work.”

Earlier this year, Scott predicted that black support for President Donald Trump would increase by 50% in 2020 compared to 2016.

“President Trump will see a 50 percent increase in his African-American support,” Scott told Fox News host Neil Cavuto in February. “It will go from 8 percent in 2016 to a minimum of 12 percent in 2020. He may even get to 15 percent of the African American vote, and that is game over.”

Another black conservative had racial slurs thrown at him in the past week. Women’s March co-founder Tamika Mallory called Republican Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron a “sellout negro” for not charging the two police officers in the death of Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Kentucky.

Daily Beast columnist and CNN commentator Sophia A. Nelson called Cameron an “Uncle Tom,” who “is a disgrace to his people and his community.”

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The backlash is intense after left-wing author suggests Amy Coney Barrett adopted Haitian children to shield herself from accusations of racism

Left-wing author Ibram Kendi, author of the book “How to Be An Antiracist,” triggered a tsunami of backlash on Saturday after suggesting that Amy Coney Barrett adopted to Haitian children to shield herself from accusations of racism.

What did Kendi say?

Kendi responded to a purported picture of Barrett with her two adopted Haitian children. The photo, however, was not of Barrett.

Some White colonizers “adopted” Black children. They “civilized” these “savage” children in the “superior” ways of White people, while using them as props in their lifelong pictures of denial, while cutting the biological parents of these children out of the picture of humanity.

And whether this is Barrett or not is not the point. It is a belief too many White people have: if they have or adopt a child of color, then they can’t be racist.

I’m challenging the idea that White parents of kids of color are inherently “not racist” and the bots completely change what I’m saying to “White parents of kids of color are inherently racist.” These live and fake bots are good at their propaganda. Let’s not argue with them.

What was the response?

Although Kendi did not specifically accuse Barrett of using her Haitian children as “props” to hide accusations of racism, many believed the implications of his comments were very clear and, ironically, racist.

  • “Are you suggesting that any white family who adopts black children are colonizers and that interracial adoption is somehow evil? Please clarify because if this is your position, it’s an evil one,” one person responded.
  • “Kinda sounds like you’re projecting some weird racist s**t onto it idk man,” another person said.
  • “You ever thought that just maybe race is irrelevant to some people when it comes to loving another human.. Crazy I know,” another person responded.
  • “Or two orphaned Haitian children are adopted by a white family who love these children as if they are their own and are loved by aunts, uncles, grandparents and cousins they otherwise would never have known,” another person said.
  • “Ibram you going to adopt a starving child from Haiti or just b***h about white people adopting a child & giving them a opportunity they wouldn’t ever have in poverty,” another person said.
  • One person mocked, “‘I wish those black kids had stayed in their Haitian orphanage instead of coming to America,”‘said the anti-racist.”
  • “This person is a disgusting racist. Period,” another person said.
  • Sen. Tom Cotton said, “Ibram Kendi launches a cruel, racist attack against Judge Barrett and her family. But what else would we expect from a fraud like him?”

On Saturday, President Donald Trump officially nominated Barrett to be the next Supreme Court justice.

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Uncle Ben’s rice finally has new name after old moniker and logo deemed racially insensitive

Uncle Ben’s rice finally has a new name after its old moniker and instantly recognizable logo was deemed racially insensitive amid the George Floyd rioting and a flurry of similar moves to amend the names of other products in the name of political correctness.

What are the details?

The brand now will be called Ben’s Original and no longer will use the image of a black man on its boxes, the New York Daily News reported, citing a Wednesday announcement from the product’s parent company Mars Inc.

The new logo simply reads “Ben’s Original” in blue lettering over an orange background — which are the longtime colors of the rice brand.

“We listened to our associates and our customers, and the time is right to make meaningful changes across society,” Mars Food executive Fiona Dawson said in a statement, according to the Daily News. “When you are making these changes, you are not going to please everyone. But it’s about doing the right thing, not the easy thing.”

In June, Mars Inc., announced it would change the rice’s moniker in order to stand against racial stereotypes in advertising.

The rice has been sold in the United States under the Uncle Ben’s brand since 1947.

“Racism has no place in society,” a portion of the company’s statement read in June. “We stand in solidarity with the Black community, or Associates, and our partners in the fight for social justice. We know to make the systemic change needed, it’s going to take a collective effort from all of us — individuals, communities, and organizations of all sizes around the world.”

Anything else?

Also over the summer, Quaker Oats announced that the famous Aunt Jemima brand of breakfast syrup and pancake mix — which is 130 years old — would be going away because it perpetuates racial stereotypes.

Eskimo Pie also planned on changing its name. And L’Oreal, the world’s largest cosmetic and beauty company, said it would stop using the word “whitening” on its products — and the Houston Association of Realtors decided to axe the word “master” in descriptions of bedrooms and bathrooms on real estate listings; in its place will be the term “primary.”

Also, the Court of Master Sommeliers, which “sets the global standard of excellence for beverage service within the hospitality industry,” will stop using the term “master sommelier.”

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LeBron James denies responsibility for violent attacks on police: ‘Not one time have I ever said let’s act violent toward cops’

Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James denied that his criticisms of police treatment of minorities have contributed to or motivated violent attacks against police officers, USA Today reported.

James said he is just calling for accountability for police officers, but is not condoning or inciting violence against law enforcement officers.

“Not one time have I ever said let’s act violent toward cops,” James told reporters after a game Tuesday. “I just said what’s going on in our community is not okay. And we fear for that, and we fear for our lives. It’s something that we go through every single day as a black man, a black woman, and a black kid and a black girl, we fear that moment where we’re pulled over.”

James said he doesn’t believe all police should be demonized, but he’s seen and heard of numerous instances of racism by cops.

“I’ve never in my 35 years ever condoned violence,” James also said Tuesday. “I never have. But I also know what right is right and what wrong is wrong. I grew up in the inner city and the black community in what we call ‘the hood’ or ‘the ghetto,’ however you want to picture it. I’ve seen a lot of accounts first-hand of black people being racially profiled because of our color. I’ve seen it throughout my whole life. I’m not saying that all cops are bad. Throughout high school and things of that nature, and I’m around them all the time, and they’re not all bad.

“But when you see the videos of what’s going on, and you see them not only in my hometown, but all over America, you continue to see the acts of violence toward my kind, I can’t do nothing but speak about it and see the common denominator,” James said.

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said James should match a $100,000 reward for the person who shot two sheriff’s deputies. The two deputies were shot by a person who walked up to their car and opened fire before fleeing, in what appeared to be a targeted ambush of the deputies.

The shooter fled, and police do not yet have a suspect in the shooting. The reward has since been increased to $675,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect. James dismissed Villanueva’s comments.

“I have zero response on the sheriff,” James said.

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Seattle elementary school lesson reportedly encourages children to see police officers as racist

A Seattle-area school reportedly encouraged young children to complete a school assignment about a police officer shooting a black male that had what many called an anti-police bent.

When reached for comment, a school official told KTTH-FM‘s Jason Rantz that the assignment was a “non-story.”

What are the details?

According to Rantz, some Seattle-area elementary school students received a head-scratching homework assignment sharing a decidedly anti-police sentiment.

Students at Grove Elementary were reportedly asked to watch a video that was said to teach kids “that racist police routinely target innocent black Americans.”

Rantz writes, “Among the lessons being promoted, either in the virtual classroom or via third-party resources to parents, students as young as 7-years-old are taught that racist police routinely target innocent Black Americans but don’t suffer consequences because police cover for each other.”

The schools pushed a video titled, “Animation Series: Something Happened in Our Town,” which apparently tells the story of a police officer who shot a black male, told from the perspective of a young white child and a young black child.

“When the white girl asks why police shot the man, she’s told by her sister, ‘The cops shot him because he was black.’ The girl’s mom says it was a mistake to shoot the man, noting that, ‘It was a mistake that is part of a pattern’ where white people are treated well, but not black people,” Rantz added.

Students were required to watch the video with their parents, and a week later, the students were set to discuss the video in a virtual classroom setting.

When the black boy, however, discusses the shooting with his parents, the story is a little different.

“The boy’s father notes that the officer ‘won’t go to jail,'” Rantz writes. “The boy’s brother says, ‘Cops stick up for each other. And they don’t like black men.'”


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A ‘non-story’

Jodi Runyon, Grove Elementary’s director of Communications, Engagement, and Outreach, told Rantz that the video “was successfully addressed at the school level” and refused to provide further comment on the matter.

Rantz persisted, and pushed Runyon for more information. Runyon reportedly responded by calling the issue a “non-story.”

Runyon added that the video was set as “an optional resource to build understanding in challenging times.”

She also added that the school yanked the video and the assignment after two parents complained.

There was no further discussion, she insisted, because “the teacher addressed the parent’s concerns appropriately.”

You can read more about what’s reportedly happening in other Seattle-area schools here.

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Department of Education opens investigation after Princeton publishes letter saying ‘racist assumptions … are embedded in structures of the university’

A letter that was probably intended as an exercise in self-flagellation designed to placate angry protesters might soon have serious consequences for Princeton University, according to a report from the Washington Examiner.

The genesis of the letter appears to have been a series of protests at and around Princeton University that occurred in early June in response to the May 2 death of George Floyd. The protests prompted Princeton to rename its public policy school to remove reference to former president Woodrow Wilson, who was a notorious racist. They also prompted Princeton President Christopher L. Eisgruber to promise that the University would undertake some soul searching with respect to how the university could help combat systemic racism.

In its continuing effort to wear the hair shirt, Eisgruber released a letter on Sept. 2 that set forth the efforts that had been undertaken by the school thus far. During the course of this letter, Eisgruber made a number of claims about the university that were doubtless intended to mollify protesters, including statements like, “Racism and the damage it does to people of color nevertheless persist at Princeton as in our society, sometimes by conscious intention but more often through unexamined assumptions and stereotypes, ignorance or insensitivity, and the systemic legacy of past decisions and policies,” and “Racist assumptions from the past also remain embedded in structures of the University itself.”

In response to these admissions, the Department of Education felt compelled to open an investigation into all this racism in order to ensure that Princeton was not receiving funds in violation of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which states that, “no person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”

According to the Washington Examiner, the letter states:

Based on its admitted racism, the U.S. Department of Education (“Department”) is concerned Princeton’s nondiscrimination and equal opportunity assurances in its Program Participation Agreements from at least 2013 to the present may have been false.

The Department is further concerned Princeton perhaps knew, or should have known, these assurances were false at the time they were made. Finally, the Department is further concerned Princeton’s many nondiscrimination and equal opportunity claims to students, parents, and consumers in the market for education certificates may have been false, misleading, and actionable substantial misrepresentations in violation of 20 U.S.C. § 1094(c)(3)(B) and 34 CFR 668.71(c). Therefore, the Department’s Office of Postsecondary Education, in consultation with the Department’s Office of the General Counsel, is opening this investigation.

The Department’s letter purportedly asks Princeton to disclose what evidence it used to determine that the university is racist and to identify every person who has been discriminated against at Princeton in violation of the law. The letter requires Princeton to produce documents and also to make school officials available for an interview.

Princeton University spokesperson Ben Chang provided TheBlaze with the following comment in response to the Department’s letter:

On September 16, we received a letter from the Department of Education requesting information about Princeton’s nondiscrimination practices.

The letter was the Department’s reaction to President Eisgruber’s update to the University community outlining the steps we are taking to address systemic racism at Princeton and beyond. Princeton has long been committed to creating and maintaining a community where all can thrive, and stands by its representations to the Department and the public that it complies with all laws and regulations governing equal opportunity, non-discrimination and harassment. This work is core to the University’s teaching and research mission, and we are vigilant in our pursuit of equity in every aspect of our programs and operations. The University also stands by our statements about the prevalence of systemic racism and our commitment to reckon with its continued effects, including the racial injustice and race-based inequities that persist throughout American society. Attracting talent from every sector of society is crucial to our academic mission, and we will continue to lead on these issues.

The University will respond to the Department of Education’s letter in due course. It is unfortunate that the Department appears to believe that grappling honestly with the nation’s history and the current effects of systemic racism runs afoul of existing law. The University disagrees and looks forward to furthering our educational mission by explaining why our statements and actions are consistent not only with the law, but also with the highest ideals and aspirations of this country.

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Southern Baptist leaders dropping ‘Southern,’ calling name a reminder of slavery past

Leaders in the Southern Baptist Convention, the largest American Protestant denomination, are increasingly dropping “southern” from their denominational phraseology — and the word could be dropped for good.

What are the details?

According to the Washington Post, the denomination’s leaders are concerned their name pays homage to the group’s historic support for slavery. In fact, J.D. Greear, current president of the SBC, told the Post that denomination elders have weighed dropping “southern” from their name altogether.

Instead, the group is considering a name change to “Great Commission Baptists.”

“Our Lord Jesus was not a white southerner but a brown-skinned Middle Eastern refugee,” Greear told the Post. “Every week we gather to worship a savior who died for the whole world, not one part of it. What we call ourselves should make that clear.”

The name change would serve two purposes, according to the Post. Primarily, it would help the denomination reckon with its sordid racial history. But it would also give the group better footing for a global presence.

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The convention formed in 1845, splitting from Northern Baptists over Southern support for missionaries who owned enslaved people, and is considered the largest Protestant denomination in the United States, with 14.5 million members. It will continue to legally operate as the SBC, officials said, citing the hefty cost and complexity of a legal name change. But since August, the denomination’s website has declared “We Are Great Commission Baptists,” an alternative moniker that refers to the verses in the New Testament when Jesus commands his disciples to baptize believers in all nations.

The SBC did not formally apologize for supporting slavery and racism until 1995, more than 100 years after slavery was abolished and decades after the Civil Rights era.

What was the reaction?

Nathan Finn, a Southern Baptist historian who is provost of North Greenville University, told the Post that the name change is not about southern embarrassment — but rather loving one’s neighbor well.

“I’m not embarrassed to be a Southerner,” Finn said. “It’s about what that word conjures up for people, especially people of color. They’re saying: ‘That name is a hang-up. When my people hear that name, they think slavery.’ God forbid we keep a name that evokes that.”

However, author Jemar Tisby, whose book about the history of racism in American evangelical circles hit the New York Time’s best-seller list this summer, cautioned against shying away from the “southern” moniker completely.

Tisby’s concern, as he told the Post, is that a name change could make learning about the SBC’s past more difficult.

“I don’t know the denomination as a whole has done a good job of teaching its sordid history,” Tisby said. “Changing the name now might make that even harder.”

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Columbia University Marching Band dissolves, confessing to being founded on racism and sexual harassment

The Columbia University Marching Band voted to dissolve itself over the weekend after more than a century of existence, citing a foundation of racism and sexual misconduct, according to the Columbia Spectator.

The band, which has had various conflicts with the university for years, was stripped of its university funding in 2019 after failing to register as a recognized student group. That registration was a condition for the group continuing to receive funding after violating university rules to hold a concert in the library in 2017.

In a statement provided to the Spectator, the band’s leadership said the decision to dissolve was the result of “anonymous postings and allegations of sexual misconduct, assault, theft, racism, and injury to individuals and the Columbia community as a whole,” which were discussed during a Sept. 12 town hall meeting.

In the statement, leadership expressed a belief that the organization was so structurally corrupt that it was beyond reform.

“The Band has unanimously and enthusiastically decided to dissolve. The Columbia University Marching Band will not continue to exist in any capacity and will no longer serve as a Columbia spirit group,” the statement says. “The Columbia University Marching Band apologizes for insult and injury victims have experienced as a result of actions perpetrated in its name. The Band has maintained a club structure founded on the basis of racism, cultural oppression, misogyny, and sexual harassment. While substantial efforts have been made in recent years toward undoing decades of wrongdoing, we as a Band feel ultimately that it is impossible to reform an organization so grounded in prejudiced culture and traditions.”

Earlier this month, the band released a statement about problems within the group that sparked calls for dissolution and led some members of the band’s leadership to step down.

“The CUMB has very serious problems when it comes to racism, sexual assault, and alcohol culture,” a Sept. 2 read, according to the Spectator.

Although it remains possible that a new band will be formed in the future, some fear that the spirit of the band that served the university for 116 years will be lost.

“The band is gone, and if and when it returns, it will be exactly what the corporations bankrolling Ivy League sports specifically because Ivy League sports is an essential establishment power identification and training system, want it to be,” said Steve Greenfield, a former drum major from the class of 1982.

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BLACK LIVES MATTER THUGS DESTROY U-HAUL TRUCKS OWNED BY A BLACK BUSINESSMAN IN ROCHESTER

This article was originally published by Duncan Smith at The National Sentinal. 

If you needed more proof that the thuggish Black Lives Matter movement isn’t really about black lives but instead is a front for a domestic terrorist organization, here you go.

You may have heard of new demonstrations (riots) in Rochester, NY, Friday following the death of a black man in police custody.

The man in question, Daniel Prude, died after having an anti-spit bag placed over his head, per department policy. And he didn’t die right away.

In any event, that took place in March. But suddenly, it’s an ‘issue’ and one that requires a riot that injured eight Rochester police officers, some of them bad enough to be hospitalized.

And naturally, nothing accomplishes the objective of achieving ‘justice’ like breaking things, destroying livelihoods, and burning businesses down — including those belonging to black business owners.

The Epoch Times reports:

A Rochester, New York man said parts of his business were set on fire during riots following the death of a black man who died in police custody in March.

A local reporter, Charles Molineaux, took photos of the destruction of a business owned by Jesse Barksdale. It appeared that he put up a ‘Proud to be Black Owned’ sign near his business, which appeared to have been ignored by rioters.

‘Multiple trucks on fire at U-Haul on State Street at Brown. Rochester fire just arriving now,’ Molineaux said on Sunday morning. He posted photos of the vehicles on fire, also showing fire department officials responding to the alleged arson incident.

 

 

‘Three U-Haul trucks destroyed at J-Ribs on State Street. Owner Jesse Barksdale says he was bounced out of bed to respond. Livid over the destruction of his business,’ he wrote.

 

 

Barksdale’s business was listed in June on the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle’s website as a black-owned business that needs ‘support right now.’

But Barksdale didn’t get support.

He instead got the wrath of mindless BLM mobsters who don’t really care a whit about black lives — or anyone else’s, for that matter.

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‘Full of crap’: Charles Barkley torches ESPN’s Stephen Smith for injecting race into hiring of white coach

NBA legend Charles Barkley unloaded on ESPN analyst Stephen Smith this week for suggesting that “white privilege” was responsible for the Brooklyn Nets hiring a white man as their new head coach.

The Brooklyn Nets announced on Wednesday that Steve Nash — a Hall of Fame player in his own right — would become the newest head coach to lead the Nets.

Smith responded by saying, “Ladies and gentlemen, there’s no way around this. This is white privilege. This does not happen for a Black man.”

What did Barkley say?

“I was very disappointed with some of the guys on television today talking about ‘white privilege,’ very disappointed,” Barkley said Thursday.

“They’re like, ‘Well, this doesn’t happen to black guys.’ I’m like, ‘It happened to Doc Rivers, it happened to Jason Kidd, it happened to Derek Fisher.’ So, I was really disappointed,” he continued. “When you have a responsibility, especially when you have to talk about something serious like race, you can’t be full of crap. You’ve got to be honest and fair.”

Barkley went on to agree that both professional and college athletics need more black head coaches, but again said that Nash’s hiring was not the time to scream “white privilege.”

“Steve Nash is a great player and a good dude. But I was so disappointed in some of these guys. I was like, ‘Dude, black guys have done this before.’ Now, do we need more black coaches in the NBA? Yes. Do we need more black coaches in college football? Yes. Do we need more black coaches in pro football. Yes. But this was the right time to say it today,” Barkley said.

Smith was even called out by fellow ESPN analyst Jay Williams.

“Come on SA. Steve Nash being chosen over Mark Jackson/Ty Lue is not ‘White Privilege’.. 2 superstar black athletes ultimately made the decision & we know who they are and what they are about,” Williams said.

How did Smith respond?

The ESPN analyst doubled down.

“I have a message to those who feel that I was wrong, that I need to apologize, that I don’t know what I’m talking about, etc., etc. I don’t give a d**n what y’all feel. Y’all can all kick rocks. I don’t give a d**n. I’m not budging from my position one inch,” Smith said.

“Black folks with no resume getting a job like that?” Smith continued. “I have been covering the NBA for 25 years… brothers do not get those opportunities.”


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ESPN host accuses Brooklyn Nets of racism for hiring white Hall of Fame player Steve Nash as coach

After the Brooklyn Nets hired Steve Nash, an NBA Hall of Fame point guard, to be their next head coach, ESPN personality Stephen A. Smith said the hiring was an example of white privilege.

Smith, who said he “love[s]” Nash, complained that black former players don’t get the kind of opportunity that Nash is getting by joining a Nets team that — if healthy — could compete for a championship next season.

“This is one of the toughest, toughest positions that I’ve ever had to take in my career on ‘First Take,’ and here is why,” Smith said, before going on to list some of the reasons he believes Nash is a great person who is extremely knowledgeable about basketball — but has no formal coaching experience.

“Ladies and gentlemen, there’s no way around this,” Smith said. “This is white privilege. This does not happen for a black man. No experience whatsoever on any level as a coach, and you get the Brooklyn Nets job?”

Oddly, throughout his monologue about Nash’s hiring, Smith admits that Nash deserves the job, and also that two black superstar players, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant, most likely signed off on the deal. But despite deserving the job and being approved by the black men he will be coaching, Nash has received white privilege.

Smith believes that in these sensitive times of racial unrest and social justice protesting, the hiring was inappropriate.

“In these times, when we’re making all of this noise about social justice, I got news for you, Molly and Max, I have said this to people on numerous occasions right here on this show, that was the tipping point,” Smith said. “George Floyd’s murder. Violence against black people who are unarmed. All of that stuff is true. But the frustration and the protests and all of these things you see in the streets of America emanating from the black community and disenfranchised communities, that proverbial glass ceiling, the fact that it breeds a level of frustration that we can’t even put into words sometimes.

“You just want to scream,” Smith continued. “You want to scream to the high heavens. How in the hell does this always happen for somebody else other than us? Why is it that we have to be twice as good to get half as much? Why is it that no matter what we do and how hard we work, and how we go through the process and the terrain of everything, somehow, some way, there’s another excuse to ignore that criteria, and instead bypass it and make an exception to the rule for someone other than us. So I’m depressed right now because I have to bring that up.”

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Seahawks’ Pete Carroll promotes white shame: ‘Black people can’t scream any more. … This is a white people’s issue to get over.’

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll says it’s up to white people in the U.S. to mend race relations — and they should do so by educating themselves.

In remarks to reporters during a virtual press conference Saturday, Carroll also insisted that his fellow coaches listen to black people about their experiences as black people in America.

What are the details?

Carroll said, “[White people] need to be coached up and they need to be educated about what the heck is going on in this world.”

“Black people can’t scream any more, they can’t march any more, they can’t bare their souls any more to what they’ve lived with for hundreds of years because white guys came over from Europe and started a new country with a great idea and great ideals and wrote down great writings and laws and all of that about democracy and freedom and equality for all,” the longtime coach continued. “And then that’s not what happened, because we went down this other road here and followed economics — rich white guys making money — and they put together a system of slavery, and we’ve never left it, really. It’s never gone away.”

Carroll pointed out that white people seem content to live in ignorance of the black man’s plight.

“And black people know the truth, they know exactly what’s going on,” he insisted. “It’s white people that don’t know. It’s not that they’re not telling us; they’ve been telling us the stories. We know what’s right and what’s wrong, we just have not been open to listen to it. We’ve been unwilling to accept the real history.”

Carroll said that the willful ignorance goes back generations and generations, as Americans have been “taught a false history of what happened in this country.”

“We’ve been taught a false history of what happened in this country, we’ve been basing things on false premises, and it has not been about equality for all, it has not been about freedom for all, it has not been opportunity for all, and it needs to be,” he insisted. “Because this is a humanity issue we’re dealing with. This is a white people’s issue to get over and learn what’s going on and to figure it out and start loving everybody that is part of our country, and that want to come to our country, wherever they want to come from.”

He also insisted that money corrupted America’s forefathers, which led them to enslave an entire race.

“What’s right is treating people equally, we know that,” he said. “Forefathers knew it. They wrote it all down, they just didn’t do it. They got caught up in making money and they figured out a way to do it, and it meant persecuting and abusing an entire race of people.”

You can listen to Carroll’s full remarks here.

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MSNBC host slams RNC as ‘minstrel show’ for having black people speak to make white voters feel less racist

An MSNBC host dismissed the Republican National Convention as a “modern-day minstrel show” for featuring so many black conservative speakers during a Sunday segment on “AM Joy.”

Tiffany Cross, who was guest-hosting for Joy Reid, characterized the inclusion of minority speakers as an attempt by the Republican Party to make its mostly white base feel less racist.

Cross’ statement was preceded by a video montage of speakers including Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.), former United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley, and former NFL star Herschel Walker.

“That was not a ‘Saturday Night Live’ sketch,” Cross said. “Welcome back to ‘AM Joy.’ I’m Tiffany Cross. If you watched the Republican National Convention last week, you’d almost think that the Republican Party was the one welcoming people of color, given the big display of diversity. The convention featured more than a dozen African-American speakers alone.”

“But don’t be fooled that the party of Trump has suddenly warmed to the same people that Trump’s policies and sometimes his rhetoric directly harms,” Cross continued. “As friend of the show Elie Mystal wrote so eloquently in The Nation, ‘Republicans invited a cadre of professional black friends to validate Donald Trump and make white people feel a little less racist while still very much supporting white supremacy.’ I mean, I watched the Republican convention, and seeing the slew of black speakers that they had, it really did look like a modern-day minstrel show to me.”

This writer’s perspective

What would members of the media have said about the Republican National Convention if there had only been white speakers? Many of them probably would have criticized the event as being racist for ignoring minorities. Now, when they invite too many minorities, they’re accused of only doing so to make white people feel less racist.

Cross’ attack hits the minorities themselves more than the alleged racist white people who arranged for them to speak. To speak at a national party convention is a significant honor, and there were some genuine and powerful moments, including the speech from Alice Johnson, who received a full pardon from the president the next day.

To call it a “minstrel show” is a needlessly nasty and insulting way for Cross to make her point, but it was clearly intentional. Minstrel shows, which date back to the early 19th century, featured white performers in blackface, and Cross’ attack is just another version of what Democratic nominee Joe Biden has said — if you’re not a Democrat, you ain’t really black.

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Kenosha activist declares open season on white people: ‘It’s time for us to kill one of yours’

At a rally in Kenosha on Saturday, an activist declared that black people should retaliate against white people when they kill members of the black community.

Kenosha has been reeling from racial unrest over the last week after police shot Jacob Blake seven times last Sunday. Following the shooting, violence erupted in the southern Wisconsin city, resulting in widespread destruction, riots, and even two deaths.

What did the activist say?

According to the Kenosha News, the shocking comments were made during a rally on Saturday during which demonstrators demanded justice for Blake.

The man, who was only identified by one demonstrator as “our president,” according to the newspaper, made his comments during what the Kenosha News called a “peaceful march.”

But the activist’s instructions were anything but peaceful.

“I love being black. I love black people. I know some of you may not want to say that,” the man said, according to the Kenosha News. “You tell us how to behave when you have taken our lives. The black man is worth something. His life is worth something.”

“I have to say god d**n it — if you kill one of us, it’s time for us to kill one of yours,” the activist went on to say. “I know everybody don’t want to hear that. But d**n why are we the ones who have to keep burying ours and got to keep clean for you to see us as being human? We ain’t never did nothing to nobody.”


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As TheBlaze reported, the Kenosha Professional Police Association released a statement Friday contradicting key details of the Jacob Blake incident as reported by the media.

“The purely fictional depiction of events coming from those without direct knowledge of what actually occurred is incredibly harmful, and provides no benefit to anyone whatsoever, other than to perpetuate a misleading narrative,” the police union said.

The police union claimed that Blake was “armed with a knife,” refused to cooperate with officers, and even “forcefully fought with the officers, including putting one of the officers in a headlock.”

“Based on the inability to gain compliance and control after using verbal, physical and less lethal means, the officers drew their firearms,” the union explained. “Mr. Blake continued to ignore the officers’ commands, even with the threat of lethal force now present.”

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Sen. Tim Scott closes out first night of RNC with inspiring speech: ‘Our family went from cotton to Congress in one lifetime’

South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott (R) gave a rousing and inspiring speech to close out the first night of the Republican National Convention and drew high praise from online viewers.

Scott gave his own life as an example of how America gives anyone an opportunity as long as they work hard.

“You may be asking yourself how does a poor black kid, from a single-parent household, run and win in a race crowded with Republicans against a Thurmond?” he said, referring to his electoral victory against the son of former powerful Sen. Strom Thurmond.

“Because of the evolution of the southern heart in an overwhelmingly white district, the voters judged me on the content of my character, not the color of my skin. We live in a world that only wants you to believe in the bad news. Racially, economically and culturally-polarizing news,” Scott continued.

“The truth is, our nation’s arc always bends back toward fairness,” he added. “We are not fully where we want to be, but I thank God almighty we are not where we used to be! We are always striving to be better. When we stumble, and we will, we pick ourselves back up and try again.”

An appeal to blacks

Scott also went headlong into the debate about which candidate would be better for African Americans.

“This election is about your future, and it’s critical to paint a full picture of the records of Donald Trump and Joe Biden. Joe Biden said if a black man didn’t vote for him, he wasn’t truly black. Joe Biden said black people are a monolithic community. Joe Biden said poor kids can be just as smart as white kids,” Scott said.

“And while his words are one thing, his actions take it to a whole new level,” he continued.

“In 1994, Biden led the charge on a crime bill that put millions of black Americans behind bars. President Trump’s criminal justice reform law fixed many of the disparities Biden created and made our system more fair and just for all Americans,” said Scott, who went on to list more acts the president made to improve the lives of black Americans.

‘From cotton to Congress’

Scott concluded with an inspiring anecdote from his personal life.

“My grandfather’s 99th birthday would have been tomorrow. Growing up, he had to cross the street if a white person was coming. He suffered the indignity of being forced out of school as a third grader to pick cotton, and never learned to read or write,” Scott said.

“Yet, he lived long enough to see his grandson become the first African American to be elected to both the United States House and the United States Senate,” he added.

“Our family went from cotton to Congress in one lifetime. And that’s why I believe the next American century can be better than the last,” Scott said.

“There are millions of families just like mine all across this nation, full of potential seeking to live the American dream,” Scott concluded. “And I’m here tonight to tell you that supporting the Republican ticket gives you the best chance of making that dream a reality.”

Here’s the video of his full remarks:


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Democrats claim Republicans are super racist for allegedly mispronouncing Kamala Harris’ name

According to Democrats, Republicans are now racist because they’re allegedly mispronouncing the name of Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.).

The Associated Press published a lengthy essay over the weekend explaining the latest allegation of racism against the Republican Party, claiming top GOP leaders — from Vice President Mike Pence to GOP Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel — are offenders.

The AP story is titled, “Democrats see racism in GOP mispronunciations of ‘Kamala.'”

The crime, according to the AP, is where Republicans are accenting Harris’ first name.

Pence, for example, recently said Harris’ first name by accenting its second syllable, “kah-MAH’-lah.” The AP said that McDaniel was guilty of the same. To correctly pronounce Harris’ first name requires accenting the first syllable, “KAH’-mah-lah”— or as Harris explained in her book, “‘comma-la,’ like the punctuation mark.”

Mispronouncing Harris’ name is part of a “deliberate effort” to undermine the Democratic vice presidential nominee’s appeal, critics claim.

From the AP:

Harris’ supporters say the pattern amounts to a deliberate effort by Trump and his allies to portray Harris — the daughter of immigrants — as someone who does not belong at the top ranks of politics. The mispronunciations follow a string of attacks that include racist and sexist memes and questioning whether Harris, who was born in California, is eligible to serve as vice president because her mother was Indian and her father Jamaican. (Constitutional scholars and other legal experts say there is no question that she is eligible.)

“It is an effort to diminish her,” said Fatima Goss Graves, president of the National Women’s Law Center Action Fund. “It’s designed to signal difference.”

However, for native English speakers, placing the accent on the first syllable is uncommon when speaking a word with three or more syllables.

In fact, the natural inclination for native English speakers is to accent the middle or final syllable of a word with three or more syllables. Typically, only nouns and adjectives of of two syllables receive an accented first syllable.

Still, concrete syllabification rules do not really exist in English as they do for other languages, some of which include written accents, like Spanish and Greek. This means that most English speakers pronounce words in accordance with their regional dialects, which are driven by phonetics and ease of communication.

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Black ESPN host tears into NBA star who targeted white player with racial slur: ‘B**** a** white boy’

ESPN host Jay Williams unloaded on NBA player Montrezl Harrell Saturday after the Los Angeles Clippers’ power forward targeted Luka Doncic, one of the NBA’s top players, with a racially-charged comment.

What happened?

During a Friday playoff game between the Clippers and the Dallas Mavericks, Harrell and Doncic got into a scuffle, causing Harrell to call Doncic a “b**** a** white boy.”

From USA Today:

Harrell and Doncic got into a scuffle after the two players tripped each other at the Clippers’ defense end, and Harrell ended up on the court. Doncic told Harrell: “Stop flopping man.” That didn’t sit well with Harrell, who had to be separated from Doncic. After Harrell scored on Doncic later in the game, he appeared to hurl a racially-charged insult at Doncic.

What did Williams say?

In a lengthy response posted to Twitter, Williams slammed Harrell and highlighted the hypocrisy surrounding the reaction to Harrell’s comments, or more accurately, the lack thereof.

I am no lip-reader, but d**n Trez. D**n Montrezl. I can only imagine if Luka Doncic had said something like that to you and it got caught on tape. I can only imagine during Black Lives Matter how much of a big deal that would have been, considering today’s climate and state. It would’ve been a massive story. Luka would’ve lost all credibility in this space. Everybody would’ve been commenting on it. People would’ve asked LeBron [James] about it. People would’ve asked Kawhi [Leonard] about it. Everyone would’ve had some kind of statement about it.

But it’s not that big of a story because Trez said it to a caucasian person. It should be a big story because it’s not acceptable man. Look, I’m a hooper. I talk trash. I cuss people out. We can get into the nuances of whether that’s right or wrong, too. But what you said, when involving race in it? And I’ve heard people say this back in the day that basketball scenarios and playing hoops in the inner cities. I still didn’t find it acceptable then. I don’t find it acceptable now, especially when cameras are on you 24/7. Get lost in your battle, man. But don’t get lost in saying things like that.

“We don’t need that in today’s game, especially with everything that we’re fighting for as it related to equality,” Williams went on to say. “Not acceptable. Not acceptable.

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Juvenile detention officer suspended for ‘racist’ post about fatal shooting of 5-year-old Cannon Hinnant: ‘Should’ve ducked’

A New Jersey juvenile detention officer was suspended for a racist social media post about the
fatal shooting of 5-year-old Cannon Hinnant earlier this month in North Carolina, NJ.com reported.

Rome Smith, who works for Cumberland County, was commenting on Facebook about Hinnant’s Aug. 9 execution-style shooting reportedly carried out by 25-year-old neighbor Darius N. Sessoms, the outlet said.

Smith, who is black, wrote that Cannon “should’ve ducked” and put responsibility for the killing on the boy’s parents, NJ.com said, citing screenshots of Smith’s post.

“Y’all always trying to sneak diss and discredit a black person being killed innocently by police,” Smith also allegedly wrote, according to
NBC News. “Blame Cannon’s parents for not watching him!!! F Y’ALL.”

What’s the background?

Cannon was riding his bicycle in front of his father’s house when Sessoms, who is black, allegedly shot the 5-year-old. Cannon’s 7-year-old and 8-year-old sisters reportedly witnessed the shooting. First responders transported Cannon to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Sessoms drove off but was
arrested by the U.S. Marshals Service Carolinas Regional Task Force and he was charged with first-degree murder. Sessoms has a lengthy criminal record that includes multiple felony drug charges, multiple felony probation violations, and charges for possessing stolen firearms.

It
took a while for many national news outlets to report on Cannon’s killing, which sparked the hashtag #SayHisName on Twitter.

What did officials have to say about Smith’s post?

A spokeswoman for the county, Jody Hirata, confirmed to NBC News that Smith is a county employee and was suspended over the post.

Cumberland County officials — in a statement that did not identify Smith by name — condemned the post as “shockingly insensitive and racist in tone,” NJ.com reported.

“We will not tolerate County employees using social media to broadcast hateful messages,” County Freeholder Director Joseph Derella told the outlet. “This is not who we are, and we intend to pursue the strongest action available to us.”

Records indicate Smith has been enrolled in the state pension system for 26 years and his salary is $56,678, NJ.com said.

Smith’s Facebook account and other social media outlets appear to have been disabled, the outlet noted, adding that attempts to reach him for comment Tuesday morning were unsuccessful.

Anything else?

Cannon’s parents denied that his killing had anything to do with race. Sessoms’ parents said they believe their son was on drugs and having hallucinations, the Associated Press
reported.

The night before the killing, Cannon’s father, Austin Hinnant, said he and Sessoms shared a beer on the front porch.

“I have no idea why he would kill my son in front of his two sisters and his cousin,” Hinnant told
WRAL-TV. “There was never anything between me and him, any bad blood whatsoever for him to have a reason to do this.”

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Angry protesters swarm outside bakery to demonstrate against innocuous MAGA cake — but counterprotesters quickly arrive and outnumber them

A “Make America Great Again”-themed cake shared on a bakery’s Facebook page sparked an angry protest outside a New York bakery over the weekend, according to a report from the
Times Union.

The outlet reports, however, that a large group of counterprotesters arrived on the scene and outnumbered those marching against the cake.

What’s this cake all about?

Rachel Dott, who owns Coccadotts Cake Shop in Albany, New York, kicked a virtual hornets’ nest after sharing a cake she made on social media in July.

The offending cake?

A cake shaped like a red hat, emblazoned with President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign slogan: “Make America Great Again.”

According to social media posts, the cake kicked off a furious conversation with allegations of racism against the store owners, which eventually turned into a mobilization of activists.

The original post, which has apparently since been removed, specified that the bakery made the cake as a custom order.

After angry comments poured in over the cake, the bakery’s page opted to remove the post, writing, “Well that escalated quickly. Sad that we were bullied immediately to deleting a post and sent hate messages over a picture of a cake that a customer ordered! Disgusting. #YouWin.”

‘Racism has got to go’

Protesters gathered outside the Albany bakery shouting, “Hey, hey, ho, ho, racism has got to go!” and more.

Rachel Dott, the owner, and other employees reportedly remained inside during the melee.

One protester was caught on video saying, “They’re able to feel what they feel about their politics. We have issues when it comes to social injustice as in firing someone because they’re gay, wearing ‘All Lives Matter’ masks.”

Counterprotesters, however, showed up in droves, according to the Times Union, and “greatly outnumbered” the Black Lives Matter protesters. Those counterprotesters reportedly “waved American flags and encouraged passing vehicles to honk in support.”

The bakery has since pulled down its Facebook page.

(Content warning: Rough language):


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Voters condemn Trump for racist comments — then learn Biden actually made those comments

Voters who spoke recently to the Daily Caller News Foundation’s Matt Miller were adamant: President Donald Trump’s alleged racism is reason enough why he should not win re-election in November.

But they refused to apply that same standard to Joe Biden when confronted with the former vice president’s history of racist comments.

What are the quotes?

Miller approached several groups of young people and shared with them quotes that he at first said were from Trump.

  • “Unless we do something about this, my children are gonna grow up in a jungle, the jungle being a racial jungle, with tensions having built up so high that it’s going to explode at some point.”
  • “Poor kids are just as bright as white kids.”
  • “Obama is the first mainstream African American who is articulate and bright and clean.”
  • “Unlike the African American community, with notable exceptions, the Latino community is incredibly diverse and with incredibly different attitudes about different things.”

In response, one voter said, “It’s so racist and ignorant in every way. It’s like [Trump has] never interacted with a black person, or anybody else for that matter.”

Another voter responded that such comments are “unacceptable.”

What happened when they learned Biden said them?

Despite declaring that people with such beliefs should not be president, the voters justified voting for Biden in November after learning that he — not Trump — was responsible for the racist statements.

  • “Joe Biden is problematic as hell, but like, we all know that he’s not had a great past … but he is the option we need.”
  • “I think that, if we were to look at the whole person, that, just like the 2016 election election, Joe Biden is still the better choice.”
  • “It doesn’t make any of this OK, but I still will choose Biden over Trump.”
  • “Honestly, we’re picking our poison here, and clearly [Biden] is the better option, and it’s the more progressive and tolerant option.”

One woman even told Miller that “to some degree” it does not matter what Biden says or does — the number one priority for the election should be voting Trump out of office.

“Unfortunately, that’s super f***ed up to say, and I know that you’re pointing that out in a really powerful way, but I’m just so not going to vote for Trump,” the woman told Miller. “I’m going to vote, so who am I going to vote for? It’s gonna have to be Biden — yeah.”


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Virginia mayor faces calls to resign over Aunt Jemima joke about Kamala Harris he posted to Facebook

The mayor of a Virginia town is facing calls for his resignation after a post on Facebook about California Sen. Kamala Harris (D) that many called racially insensitive.

The town of Luray issued a statement rejecting racism after Mayor Barry Presgraves posted, “Joe Biden has just announced Aunt Jemima as his VP pick.”

The joke was posted to the mayor’s Facebook page on Sunday, but he quickly deleted it. In the intervening time, someone snapped a screenshot and shared it on social media.

The apology

Presgraves apologized for the post, but resolutely said that he would not resign.

“I want to make this very clear to everyone with absolutely no qualifications. I understand what I posted on social media was wrong, offensive and unbecoming,” Presgraves said the day after he posted the joke.

“Hell no, I’m not resigning. The people elected me and I have a few months more to serve,” he added.

Presgraves explained that he didn’t think the phrase was racist because he had eaten Aunt Jemima pancake syrup his entire life.

“I thought it was funny,” he added. “I thought it was humorous. I had no idea people would react the way they did.”

The outrage

Community members called for Presgraves’ resignation and marched to protest his insistence on staying in office. Luray council member Leah Pence posted a statement excoriating the mayor.

“While a resignation alone will not resolve the systemic subliminal racism that plagues our community, your resignation is imperative as we work towards ending racism in our community,” Pence wrote. “You are accountable for your words and decisions as the leader of the Town of Luray and your recent actions have caused me and many citizens to lose faith and confidence in your capacity to effectively and justly serve as Mayor of the Town of Luray.”

Councilman Jerry Schiro offered similar comments but stopped short of calling for his resignation.

“All racial comments are inappropriate given the heightened sensitivity to racism in our country today,” Schiro said. “We are and should be held to a higher standard. I can assure the citizens of Luray that kind of thinking is not indicative of the council.”

Presgraves ran as an independent for the mayor’s seat in 2012.

Here’s a local news report about the furor over the Facebook post:


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